FPF Joins National Cyber Security Alliance in San Francisco for Data Privacy Day 2017


Data Privacy Day

Held every year on January 28, Data Privacy Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. On January 26, 2017, Jules Polonetsky, FPF’s CEO, joined the National Cyber Security Alliance and many other FPF members and friends at Twitter headquarters for its Data Privacy Day Event 2017.

Leading up to the event, FPF participated in two #ChatSTC #PrivacyAware Twitter chats on January 18 and 25, 2017. The January 18 chat centered around how personal information is being used, collected, and shared. Experts shared tips about how to best manage your privacy online. The purpose of the January 25 chat was to discuss why privacy is good for business and how organizations can create cultures of privacy awareness and educate their consumers about their data use practices.

Data Privacy Day Event 2017 featured livedstreamed panels, TED-style talks, and interviews focusing on the latest privacy issues for consumers and business. FPF participated in several segments including, Privacy and Connected Toys, How to Read a Privacy Policy in Less Than 60 Seconds Even if It Was Written By A Lawyer, and Growing Up Online and the Need for Teaching Privacy in Schools, among others.

Jules was interviewed by Jeff Frick of SiliconANGLE about FPF’s mission to advance principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. Jules discussed FPF’s extensive work on consumer data privacy issues, including many of our recent releases:  Always On: Privacy Implications of Microphone-Enabled Devices2016 Mobile Apps StudyKids & The Connected Home: Privacy in the Age of Connected Dolls, Talking Dinosaurs, and Battling Robots, and Personal Data In Your Car. You can watch the full interview below.

Related Coverage

Data Privacy Day Stresses Online Safety Tips (The Mercury News), Larry Magid

Data Privacy Day: Will you ever have control of your personal info? (c|net), Laura Hautala

Are you safeguarding your data? Tech leaders talk digital privacy (The Mercury News), Queenie Wong

Twitter gathering: Data protection in forefront (Monterey Herald), Queenie Wong

When a doll rats out a parent: Tech firms struggle with thorny privacy issues (SiliconANGLE), Gabriel Pesek

To learn more about Data Privacy Day, please visit https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/about.